With Noyomi Akata with Manoj Rautela Reports:
Tokyo: PM Modi’s article published in Japanese Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said, our country is strongly committed to democratic values. Together, we are the key pillars of a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region. I am equally happy that we are working together in various multilateral fora
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Japan. In an op-ed published in a leading Japanese-language newspaper on Monday, Prime Minister Modi said that India and Japan are key pillars of a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region and their partnership is for peace, stability and prosperity. PM Modi himself tweeted that he has written an op-ed on the vibrant relations between India and Japan. Prime Minister Modi is in Japan on a two-day visit to attend a summit of Quad leaders.PM Modi tweeted, ‘This is a partnership for our peace, stability and prosperity. Let me continue the journey of our special friendship, which has completed 70 glorious years.
Modi said India-Japan cooperation is important in a post-Covid world. The op-ed was published in the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper on Monday. PM Modi is visiting Tokyo at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida. He tweeted another I said, our country is strongly committed to democratic values. Together, we are the key pillars of a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region. I am equally happy that we are working together in various multilateral fora.” Apart from Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister at the Quad Summit in Tokyo on May 24 Anthony Albanese will attend. “Since my days as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, I have had the opportunity to interact regularly with the Japanese people,” Modi said, adding that Japan’s developmental progress has always been commendable, he added.
That Japan is partnering with India in key areas including infrastructure, technology, innovation, start-ups, etc.He will participate in the Quad leaders’ summit that aims to further strengthen cooperation among the member states of the influential grouping and discuss developments in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. India, the US, Japan and Australia are involved in the Quad or Quadrilateral security talks Modi will hold separate bilateral meetings with Biden, Kishida and Albany on the sidelines of the summit. He hosted Kishida for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit in March 2022.
He said economic cooperation between India and Japan is an important aspect of their Special Strategic and Global Partnership.Modi also said that he is looking forward to a bilateral meeting with the newly-elected Prime Minister of Australia, Albany, during which multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and regional and global issues of mutual interest will be discussed. .
Noting that there are around 40,000 Indian expatriates in Japan, who are an important anchor in India’s ties with Japan, Modi said he looked forward to interacting with them.